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To the Indian’s mind the opportunity of evil implies humaan commission of it. David Blankenhorn calls the book one of the best histories of human marriage, and considers it deservedly famous.

The history of human marriage

It edard no argument against savage man being a social animal, that the tribes inhabiting adjacent districts are almost always at war with each other; for the social instincts never extend to all the individuals of the same species. Macmillan- Marriage – pages. The hypothesis that the human race originally lived in a state.

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Page – Yea and the gods, in the likeness of strangers marrizge far countries, put on all manner of shapes, and wander through the cities, beholding the violence and the righteousness of men. Naked savages who are ashamed to cover themselves p The. Account Options Sign in. The nature of sexual modesty p sq Some degree of sexual modesty.

The History of Human Marriage

Page – It was their favourite opinion that if Adam had preserved his obedience to the Creator, he would have lived for ever in a state of virgin purity, and that some harmless mode of vegetation might have peopled paradise with a race of innocent and immortal beings. Page – Thus an instinct would be developed which would be powerful enough, as a rule, to prevent injurious unions.


The History of Human Marriage The second edition. Page – Westermarck, who has very fully and ably discussed the whole question,2 “there is an innate aversion to sexual intercourse between persons living very closely together from early youth, and, as such persons are in most cases related, this This page was last edited on 9 Julyat A repetition of the offence is generally punished with speedy death. The History of Human Marriage is an overview of the world history of human marriage.

Selected pages Title Page. He comments, however, that it leaves out a great deal of material while “skimming too quickly over too much.

The tattooing of the pubic region p sq The sexual organs. Westermarck argues that marriage vy a social institution that rests on a biological foundation, and developed through a process in which human males came to live together with human females for sexual gratification, companionship, mutual economic aid, procreation, and the joint rearing of offspring.

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The work is a classic in its field. The only condition on edwrad the universal prevalence of a social. Page – Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: Section is currently based on a secondary source discussing the work.

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Account Options Sign in. It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

The sexual freedom often enjoyed by both sexes among uncivilised peoples. The Future of Marriage. Page – And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night ; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. Page – It must not, however, be supposed, that these women are always easily won ; the greatest attentions and most fervent solicitations are sometimes requisite, even though there be huuman other lover in the way.

No marriage ceremony is performed. Selected pages Title Page.

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